Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Friday, January 2, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cloudscape

This sky was over my house last week.

Golden orange light glows at sunset in a winter sky in Seattle

Golden orange light glows at sunset in a winter sky in Seattle

Visit Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink Saturday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for your visit here. See you again soon!

Share

Published Thursday, January 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Space Needle fireworks

Seattle does a great fireworks show on New Year’s. This year: no fog! I admit I was warm and cozy, in front of my TV.

Fireworks at Seattle's Space Needle on New Year's Eve, bringing in 2015

Fireworks at Seattle’s Space Needle on New Year’s Eve, bringing in 2015

Linking to Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Scenic Weekends, Pink Saturday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Have a happy and healthy 2015.

Share

Published Thursday, January 1, 2015, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

White hyacinths macro

Happy New Year! May your year be filled with fragrance, beauty, and deep happiness. I really love this image and I am calling it my weekly Top Shot.

Bouquet of white hyacinths on a black background

Bouquet of white hyacinths on a black background

Linking up to Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, I Heart Macro SaturdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, Macro Monday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the script letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see more pretty pictures. Thanks!

Share

Published Sunday, December 28, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Down by the river

Recent view of the Green River, south of Seattle.

Water ripples and reflections delight even on a cold winter day

Water ripples and reflections delight even on a cold winter day

Visit Our World Tuesday, Outdoor Wednesday, Water World Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Skywatch Friday, Scenic Weekends, Weekend Reflections, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for your visit here. See you again soon!

Share

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Winter shadow scene

It’s hard to know what to call a scene like this. It’s just dried hydrangea blossoms on the bush, caught in some wonderful light on Christmas Day. I thought it looked good in black and white since the colors were kind of dull. Do you like it?

Monochrome image of some bushes in the low winter sunshine

Monochrome image of some bushes in the low winter sunshine

Participating in: Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, The Weekend in Black and WhiteScenic Weekends, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again very soon.

Share

Published Saturday, December 27, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Winter flowers

In the Pacific Northwest, our mild climate means some things are actually blooming in late December, if you look hard enough.

Tiny white and pink flowers in bud, beginning to open

Tiny white and pink flowers in bud, beginning to open

Joining up with Our World Tuesday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Pink Saturday, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Trying a new meme today, Friday Greens. If you see only one photo above, please click on the script letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. See you again soon!

Share

Published Thursday, December 25, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Christmas tree and cedar

The sun came out today, after a long gray spell. Perfect Christmas Day!

Ornaments hang from an indoor Xmas tree while cedar basks in sun outside

Ornaments hang from an indoor Xmas tree while old cedar basks in sun outside

Linking to Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Pink SaturdayShadow Shot Sunday 2, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Hope to see you here again real soon!

Share

Published Tuesday, December 23, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Christmas lights display

A neighbor really does up the holiday decor thing. So fun! May your Christmas be bright and festive.

Night display of giant Christmas tree of lights, decorated gazebo and lit holiday sculptures of all kinds

Night display of giant Christmas tree of lights, decorated gazebo and lit holiday lawn sculptures

Joining Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2Skywatch Friday, Outdoor Wednesday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, Pink Saturday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. See you again real soon!

Share

Published Sunday, December 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Chandelier

Friends have a magnificent chandelier in their dining room. Happy Solstice, everyone! Here’s to the return of the light.

Crystal chandelier in a dining room all decorated for Christmas

Crystal chandelier in a dining room all decorated for Christmas

Linking to Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Weekend Reflections, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday 2, Pink Saturday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks for your visit here and hope to see you again very soon.

Share

Published Friday, December 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Summer bouquet

Can you tell I miss the June warmth, and flowers, and picnics?

Colorful flowers on a picnic table

Colorful flowers on a picnic table

Linking with Our World Tuesday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Pink SaturdayMandarin Orange Monday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral FridayScenic Weekends, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo above, click on the script letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above. Thanks!

Share

Published Thursday, December 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Peony in black and white

Peonies always enchant me with their sense of veiled promise, and that perfume. Here’s a macro view of one for my fans of monochrome images:

Many ruffled petals in this close up of a peony blossom

Many ruffled petals in this close up of a peony blossom

Participating in: Our World Tuesday, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, The Weekend in Black and White, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. Thanks so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

Share

Published Thursday, December 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Jerusalem sage macro

The June photos are very appealing in these gray December days. Here’s a macro of part of a Jerusalem Sage flower. See here for its full, goofy shape in the garden.

Yellow flowers of Jerusalem sage against a backdrop of purple campanulas

Yellow flower of Jerusalem sage against a backdrop of purple campanulas

Linking to Our World Tuesday, NF Catching the Light Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, I Heart Macro Saturday, Macro Monday, Outdoor Wednesday, Today’s Flowers, Floral Friday, Straight out of the Camera Sunday, My Romantic Home, and Saturday Show Off. If you see only one photo here, please click on the script letters of Sara’s Fave Photos Blog above to see a few more pretty pictures. Thanks!

Share